Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Thengai Payasam | Arisi Thengai Payasam

Thengai Payasam, a delicious sweet recipe prepared with coconut and a little bit of rice. It's one of the payasam that i have learned recently and love it very much. 

When i came across this recipe online, i instantly knew that i would love this payasam because i'm such a huge fan of coconut based dishes. As expected, i love this payasam. Though the recipe has very basic ingredients but somehow they all work together and make such a spoon licking delicious payasam.

If you love coconut  flavor as like me or simply you want a different payasam recipe to satisfy your sweet cravings, then i would highly recommend to give a try on this amazing Thengai Payasam.



For this payasam, i have used the fresh coconut. But you can use the frozen grated coconut that are available in the market. Whatever you are using, make sure that the coconut is fresh because that's key for the taste and the flavor in this payasam. 


Adding rice gives the thicker texture to the payasam. Basmati rice flavor really elevates the flavor and taste of the payasam.  But i tried this payasam with regular cooking rice too in the past and it tastes equally good. 


The color of the payasam solely depends on the jaggery color. Use paagu vellam or yellow colored jaggery for the vibrant color payasam. I have used brown colored jaggery so the color is a bit dull.

Like many payasam, this one too tends to thicken when it's cooled down, so switch off the flame when it's a bit runny than the required consistency.

Ok, now let's check out on how to make this delicious payasam.

Thengai Payasam | Arisi Thengai Payasam

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Thengai Payasam, Coconut Payasam, Arisi Thengai Payasam Thengai Payasam, a delicious sweet recipe prepared with coconut and a little bit of rice.
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Basmati Rice - 1 tbsp
Jaggery - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Water - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 1 tspCashew - 5 

Heat the pan, add the coconut and rice, roast till they are aromatic. Let it cool a bit.

Add it in the mixie jar and grind into coarse mixture. Next in a sauce pan, bring the water into boil and then add the coarse coconut-rice mixture. Let it cook till the rice is soft.
In the mean time, in an another sauce pan, add the jaggery and a couple of tbsp of water, heat it until the jaggery melts completely. Strain the jaggery syrup and keep it ready.
Once the rice is well cooked, add the jaggery syrup and boil it for a couple of minutes.
 Next add the milk and give a quick stir. In an another pan, fry the cashew in ghee .
Finally add the cardamom powder, fried cashew, give a gentle mix and switch off the flame.
Delicious Thengai Payasam is ready.

Related:How to make Paruppu Payasam

  • I have used Basmati rice in this payasam, but any cooking rice works fo this recipe.
  • Instead of dairy milk, coconut milk can also be used.

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